A 34-year-old member asked:
What's the best way to treat macula degeneration?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ilan Cohenanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends on kind: Dry macular degeneration does not have a treatment, though there are vitamin supplements available which help decrease the risk of progression. Wet macular degeneration can be treated with drugs or lasers depending on its type and location.
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Dr. Richard Scartozzianswered
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 21 years experience
Two types: 1. Dry: areds vitamins, tobacco cessation. 2. Wet: intravitreal injections of anti-vegf molecules like avastin, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or eylea.
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Dr. Bernard Godleyanswered
Retinal Surgery 34 years experience
Genetic Disease: Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease of the central part of the retina. It is broken down into two types, the dry form , which involves slow, patchy deterioration of retinal cells, and the wet form which is caused by bleeding and leads to rapid vision loss. Current treatment for the wet type is intravitreal injections with eylea, lucentis, (ranibizumab) or avastin.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2016
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